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The 2018 Tender Bender Was Awesome!

If you missed the 2018 Tender Bender on 8/23 >> you missed a good time! Sponsored by the folks at the Tenderloin Center City Design District, the 3rd annual Tender Bender BLOCK PARTY was open to all. Guests enjoyed bites and libations by The Saratoga, Jane, and Meraki Market, and entertainment from a live brass band, and the friendly company of the diverse builders, architects,

Join Your Lower Polk Neighbors on Saturday September 8!

San Francisco needs you! Join your Lower Polk friends and neighbors Saturday September 8, as we get swept up with civic pride and all do our part to keep our city clean. The task is simple: LOVE OUR CITY! Together, we can make a meaningful, positive impact. You can get free supplies the morning of September 8 during a LOVE OUR CITY event at a neighborhood

2018-12-31T10:20:30-07:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New Hemlock Alley Mural (TL;DR It’s Awesome!)

"Lower Polk has a new mural on Hemlock Alley well worth the visit. Six local artists adhering to the theme, “San Francisco – Its History and Its Diversity,” created a 140 foot mural, helping to transform Hemlock Alley from a back street to a vibrant, enlivened place that pays tribute to the culture of the city. "Lower Polk Neighbors, in collaboration with the Lower Polk

2018-12-31T10:36:26-07:00October 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Adopt a Plant!

Who would not want to adopt such a cute little dracaena? Join our new "Lower Polk Adopt a Plant" program! Working with the City and local business owners, we are now siting planters (with actual live plants) in alleyways in the Lower Polk district. We have already sited planters in Hemlock and Fern, with many more to (hopefully) come. The concept behind the

2018-04-25T19:11:33-07:00October 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

Mirrored Mylar Forest-Field: Pedestrian Safety

  On September 15th, 2017 For Park(ing) day 2017, INTERSTICE Architects created an interactive Park(ing) Day installation on Polk Street at Hemlock Alley.  Visitors experienced the wind-activated Mirrored Mylar Forest-Field (see pics below) to explore questions of pedestrian safety and share their experiences of being a San Francisco pedestrian. Which spaces are prioritized for pedestrians?  Where is there room for improvement?   Recording individual experiences as

2017-09-27T19:55:34-07:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News, Programs, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hemlock Alley Mural Unveiling

Please join us in celebration of the largest and newest mural in the Lower Polk Community Benefit District! Hemlock Alley between Polk & Larkin Thursday, September 7th 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Join us in the unveiling of six large- scale murals by a diverse, talented group of local artists, unified around the theme: San Francisco: Its History and its Diversity This ambitious, large-scale mural project

La Voz Latina – July 2017

Our friends at La Voz Latina just released their July 2017 newsletter. Here are some excerpts: Summer Break Waves at Sgt. McCauley Park "On June 28 we celebrated summer vacation at Sgt. Macaulay Park with the company of our favorite clown and the San Francisco Trust for Public Land. While SF Trust for Public Land displayed the final plan for the new Macaulay Park, kids

2018-12-31T10:48:13-07:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Take A Bite Out of Crime

If you are like many of us, you have seen those television crime dramas (or nightly news reports, for that matter) where the police use video surveillance to catch a "perp." For example, surveillance video from a gas station might show a "hit and run" across the street, thus allowing the police to track down the driver. Help SFPD Take a Bite Out of Crime. You may

2017-06-09T10:15:39-07:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News, Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Alleyway Improvements on the Way in 2017!

We are working with the Lower Polk Neighbors to repurpose and activate our alleyways, since we do not have any public spaces in our neighborhood. The Lower Polk Alleyways District Vision Plan can be seen here https://lowerpolk.org/2016/10/28/the-lower-polk-alleyways-district-vision-plan-draft/ Fern Alley Fern Alleyway Project is part of the Polk Streetscape Project with the SFMTA. https://www.sfmta.com/projects-planning/projects/polk-streetscape-project Construction is set to take place May-August 2017, some of the improvements

2017-05-22T16:40:32-07:00May 14th, 2017|Categories: News, Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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